There has been speculation that the decision will be taken at a committee meeting on 21 March but this is by no means definite because SCC is still awaiting information regarding traffic figures from the quarry operator, Southern Gravel.
A County Council Planning Officer who is dealing with the quarry said: "At present, I have the application on the list for March committee however I am still awaiting a response from the applicant. My view is that we require the applicant's response on my letter to them given the sensitivity of the application and it would be unreasonable to report the application to the committee without their response. Therefore this date could potentially change."
In November 2017, SCC told OLRG that the review of planning controls on Chalkpit Quarry now "looks likely to be determined in the spring of 2018."
A County Council Planning Officer said: "I appreciate that this is a further delay however it is important that we have all the facts before we can issue new working conditions for this site and the County Council is still in dialogue with the applicant with regards to traffic figures."